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Articles from: The mysterious world of bitcoin to The Bank of Japan breaks more taboos

The mysterious world of bitcoin

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Just what exactly should we make of bitcoin? The once-obscure digital currency has had quite a ride

The Midas touch and market cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled

The lure of offshore investing

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Jan 2017

It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home

The link between economies and stocks

Author: Joseph Clark
Date: 14 Oct 2015

When evaluating financial performance, whether of a nation's economy or a stock, the key question is: relative to what? Focusing on a country's or a stock's situation is worthless without comparing it to others and to itself in the past and the future

The investment outperforming gold bullion

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 29 Mar 2016

The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise

The inevitability of cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 11 May 2015

Forecasting doesn't seem to be getting any easier -- just ask Joe Hockey

The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 28 Jan 2015

Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"

The income advantage over term deposits

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Nov 2013

In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates

The hunt for value

Author: Brook Sweeney
Date: 04 Jun 2014

This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios

The holy trinity of excess

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 01 Jul 2014

Excess capacity abounds

The Greek and EU debt showdown

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 23 Feb 2015

On 26 January, the day after elections allowed Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party to form a ruling coalition with the fringe right-wing, anti-austerity Independent Greeks party, the 40-year-old Tsipras sped to the National Resistance Memorial at the Kaisariani rifle range memorial in Athens

The great global rebalancing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2014

Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year

The good, the bad and the ugly in emerging markets

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

The good and bad in a resources bust

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

The global impact of China's cash squeeze

Author: Wharton School
Date: 24 Jul 2013

On Wednesday, 19 June, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up

The Federal Reserve's wager on inflation

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 19 Apr 2016

Four times a year the Federal Reserve releases a "summary of economic projections," which gathers predictions from its 17 policy-setting board members including their forecasts for the federal funds or US cash rate

The end of Europe's remission

Author: Satyajit Das
Date: 26 Nov 2013

A combination of austerity programs, debt writedowns, the European Central Bank's (ECB) commitment to "do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, the proposed banking union and the finalisation of the primary bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), helped restore relative financial stability

The end of dividend imputation?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 26 Jun 2015

Australia's dividend imputation system has been described as "one of the seven wonders of the world"

The end of Australia's triple treat

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 11 Jun 2015

If you had invested in the Australian index over the past two decades you would have got a "beautiful, accidental bias" towards the best-performing sectors in the world that you would not have got if you lived anywhere else, according to gold medallist fund manager Platinum Asset Management (PTM)

The emotion factor in buying and selling

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 19 Nov 2013

Following on from our first two articles on investor behaviour and emotion , we will briefly outline an oversimplified way of dealing with market and human behaviour

The emerging markets worth your cash

Author: Emma Wall
Date: 17 Nov 2014

Emerging markets should be renamed diverging markets, as they are increasingly uncorrelated

The ECB's shifting regimes

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 15 Dec 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to commence a broad-based asset-purchase programme, that is, quantitative easing (QE), in the first quarter of 2015

The dreaded month of September

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Sep 2015

Overview

The downside of a bull market

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 09 Apr 2014

The phase of mindless liquidity is upon us

The dangers of business complacency

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 15 Jul 2013

Complacency, an affliction impacting us all at times, exacts its revenge when we least expect it

The crucial link in wealth creation

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 17 Apr 2015

This week's article, 5 tips about asset allocation , focused on the role of strategic asset allocation in portfolio management

The bucket approach to retirement allocation

Author: Christine Benz/Peter Arnold
Date: 18 Mar 2015

Those who lived through the 1970s and 1980s no doubt now find their photographs from those decades cringe-worthy

The benefits of family trusts

Author: Joylon Dare
Date: 04 Jun 2013

Family trusts are still an attractive approach for those looking to build wealth in a tax-effective investment vehicle other than superannuation, despite the ongoing changes to the rules governing such trusts

The Bank of Japan breaks more taboos

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 31 Oct 2016

The Bank of Japan, in its quest to revive Japan's deflation-prone economy, pioneered zero cash rates in 1999, invented quantitative easing in 2001 and resorted to negative deposit interest rates earlier this year

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